by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor | John Locke Foundation
Remember just a few days ago I posted:
…[T]he special interests, the moneyed interests, the big business getting in bed with legislators for special favors (where are the media? oh, in the same bed) … [are putting] all their money and ever-growing phalanx of lobbyists to use.
Well — and really, what are the odds — now there’s this, “SAS joins chorus of companies warning against changing N.C.’s renewable energy standard.”
Meanwhile, Carolina Journal reports, under the headline/subhead combo “SAS Officials Appear To Have Pocketed Renewable Tax Credits; Company urges lawmakers to maintain renewable energy subsidies”:
Two of the co-founders of Cary-based software company SAS Institute Inc. — James H. Goodnight and John P. Sall — appear to have collected tax credits totaling more than $3 million from the state’s renewable energy program even as their company is pushing state political leaders to maintain tax subsidies for the renewable energy industry.
What more can I say? So here are a bunch of shocked reactions for you: